Grown Ups Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 25, 2014
Finding Grown Ups funny necessitates that one finds it inherently marvelous when fat men talk about eating, old women describe having sexual desires, and old fat women break wind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Grown Ups is cliched, predictable and full of immature and juvenile humor. The film recycles far too many jokes and it gets old real fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
July 11, 2013
Don't take it too seriously and you'll have a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeff Beck
September 25, 2012
The title mainly leaves one wondering when Sandler will chose to finally grow up and stop starring in this ongoing series of terrible comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
February 7, 2012
Doesn't so much play like a film than random home movies of Sandler and his usual screen cronies on vacation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
Five forgettable characters reunite for a (lame) joke-filled weekend.
Joshua Starnes
March 22, 2011
The second half of Grown Ups isn't good enough to dig its way out of the tremendous hole it's created for itself but it's far from the worse thing Sandler has ever made. Maybe in another 20 years he'll make something funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
Grown Ups is the perfect poster child for this maddening summer of movie mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Scott
November 18, 2010
Grown Ups heralds a sad day for comedy nostalgists of a certain age. Call it the day the amusement died.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Neal
The Standard
November 15, 2010
Surprisingly, amazingly, bafflingly uncomedic and unhilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
R. L. Shaffer
November 14, 2010
There's almost no plot, and loads of schmaltz, but the hidden metaphors and cast chemistry makes this a worthwhile effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 5, 2010
The shameless sentiment (a cute little girl wants to use the car GPS to locate heaven) and Sandler's ego-tripping (he's married to Salma Hayek, and he's a sure shot on the basketball court) interfere with the laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Derek Malcolm
This is London
September 1, 2010
Despite some passable gags and a whole posse of middle-aged funnymen, Denis Dugan's comedy is about the least grown-up movie you could see.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 1, 2010
Not much more than an in-joke between the actors, this film is amiable but never funny. And despite some hackneyed moralising, it has nothing to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
September 1, 2010
You've seen these actors play these characters many times before, and better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
August 30, 2010
Full of obvious jokes and schmaltzy sentiment, Grown Ups is as much fun as watching endless home movies of people you really don't know very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2010
Like The Big Chill with farting grandmothers...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anthony Quinn
August 27, 2010
Sandler's abysmal script cooks up a bite-sized moral for the finale. Groan ups, more like.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 27, 2010
Frankly, if this makes you laugh even once, I recommend seeking medical advice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Xan Brooks
August 26, 2010
If root canal surgery feels too childish a torment, may we direct your attention to this ghastly celebrity roast in the guise of a boisterous family comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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